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Through Strong Island Media we have delivered photography workshops over the last 3 years to over a thousand people of all ages and abilities across the south coast. Working with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, University of Portsmouth, Making Space, Hampshire Cultural Trust plus many schools and youth groups we’ve developed Walkshops, where rather than sitting down in a classroom you actively learn different photography skills and techniques out and about with your camera, with support from a professional photographer.
We’ve delivered dozens and dozens of these Walkshops from Worthing through to Bournemouth and as far north as Surrey and in the summer of 2015 we ran a very successful series of summer walkshops in Southsea & Portsmouth. We’re blessed with a visually rich and diverse city, with harbours, beaches, woodland, wildlife and lots of heritage to explore through photography. This workshop is one of a new series that will run through tthe autumn, winter and spring at different locations around the city and will involve a leisurely 2 hour walk with fun & creative photo activities allowing you to find out much more about your camera and how to get the best out from it in the future. We’ll be looking at composition, perspectives, textures, leading lines, creating narrative and also how to take control of aperture and shutter speed.
All you have to do is bring along your camera to take part. It can be anything from a digital compact through to an SLR and if you want to shoot 35mm film, cool! If you don’t have your own camera we have a selection of digital compacts you are free to borrow for the workshop (please let us know in advance). We can even offer 35mm SLRs for you to use if you like. Even if you just bring along your cameraphone you’ll learn loads that’ll make a big difference to your mobile photography.
Walkshops are 2 hours long (from 10am to 12pm) and cost £10 either in advance (booked online) or in person at the start of the workshop. Group size is limited to 15 per workshop. All ages welcome.
Making the most of the (possibly!) wintery conditions of wind and rain, brave the elements and capture the feel of this time of year around Southsea Seafront. We'll be exploring with our cameras from the Rose Gardens to Canoe Lake then down to the beach and on towards South Parade Pier. Expect to see strong sea waves, great textures, shadows and tones.
Unlike other walks, we're sort of hoping for lots of wind and rain to create some dramatic and atmospheric images for this walk. Most cameras are not weather sealed or waterproof so it is worth considering buying an in-expensive rain cover for your camera in advance. There are lots on Amazon for all camera types and are pretty cheap and always handy to have around in your camera bag just in case.
Wearing some waterproof gear if you have it, a warm coat and maybe gloves are also recommended on the day.
The Rose Garden in Southsea. Parking (paid) available in the seafront carpark next door.
Visit www.photowalkshops.com for more information.
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Strong Island began in 2008 as a collective of friends with the aim to actively promote the many great things that were happening in arts and culture in Southsea and Portsmouth. In the following years we've created a number of innovative and engaging community arts projects with the aim to share the passion for our city. Three years ago we launched Strong Island Media, a multi discipline creative company that offers a wide variety of education and training in film & photography across the south coast.